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circumstantiation

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of circumstantiating, or investing with circumstantial and plausible adjuncts.

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Examples

  • The author, for the sake of circumstantiation and because he was himself more or less grown up, admitted character, within certain limits, into his design; but only within certain limits.

    Memories and Portraits

  • “Kidnapped” was already, by its vogue, vindicating Stevenson’s theory that a writer of his school may, “for the sake of circumstantiation and because he is himself more or less grown up, ” admit character into his design within certain limits, — but only within certain limits.

    Life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Alexander Harvey

  • The case, taken apart from the person, would not (unless through its mysteriousness and imperfect circumstantiation) have attracted the interest which _has_ given it, and _will_ in all time coming continue to give it, a root in history amongst insoluble or doubtfully soluble historical problems.

    The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey—Vol. 1 With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg

  • (cunning and low-minded man!) that this class of interest, having been frequently treated, finds a readily accessible and beaten road to the sympathies of the reader, addressed himself throughout to the building up and circumstantiation of this boyish dream.

    Memories and Portraits

  • I know you’ve heard every contridiction and every circumstantiation mcclame has put fourth, the views he’s known for are NOT the same views he goes by today if you’ve been paying attention you know thats true.

    Does age matter at the White House?

  • Atlantic), I have described with an effort and a circumstantiation that are truly terrific to look back upon.

    The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey—Vol. 1 With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg

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